A Writer’s Manifesto

Dec 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. You have the right to write.

2. You have a right to write badly.

3. You have a right to share your progress.

4. You have a right to keep your project to yourself.

5. You have a right to use any person, place or thing for inspiration.

6. You have a right to write down the idea you’ve had since the summer before high school.

7. You have a right to publish your own work.

8. You have a right to have your work ignored because it’s not good enough yet.

9. You have a right to put your work and yourself out there for the world’s approval, because you know you’ll regret it if you don’t.

10. You have a right to tell your point of view.

11. You have a right to be paid for your writing.

12. You have a right to finally find an outlet for all of your creative ideas.

13. You have a right to close the door and focus on this project.

14. You have a right to work through your feelings with a journal.

15. You have a right to use your expertise to help other people.

16. You have a right to entertain.

17. You have a right to make people laugh, cry and think.

18. You have a right to reach deep down inside you and find the courage to not put up with an unfulfilled wish to be a published author.

19. You have a right to write things that no one wants to read.

20. You have a right to choose your weapon: journal, instruction manual, blog, novel, how-to advice, short story, memoir, travel book.

21. You have a right to do more than watch TV in your spare time.

22. You have a right to ignore the people who don’t think you’ll succeed.

23. You have a right to find people who support your desire to write.

24. You have a right to stop writing.

25. You have a right to keep writing.

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